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Physics Related Majors

There are 9 concentrations within physics alone. For those wishing to broaden their search, physics is but one of 8 related majors within the broader physical sciences field of study.

Physics Focus Areas

Explore reports on the most popular concentrations physics has to offer.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Physics 12,875
Other Physics 467
Optics/Optical Sciences 196
Acoustics 96
Theoretical & Mathematical Physics 19
Condensed Matter & Materials Physics 8
Atomic/Molecular Physics 7
Nuclear Physics 3
Elementary Particle Physics 3

Other Physical Sciences Majors

The physical sciences program area contains 8 different majors.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Chemistry 21,239
Geological & Earth Sciences 7,821
General Physical Sciences 3,823
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1,375
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 1,140
Materials Sciences 658
Other Physical Science 538
Physics and Astronomy 38

Choosing The Right Physics Major

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Interested In Getting A Physics Degree

With over 1,809 different physics degree programs to choose from, finding the best fit for you can be a challenge. Fortunately you have come to the right place. We have analyzed all of these schools come up with hundreds of un-biased physics school rankings to help you with this.

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